In Praise of South Carolina’s Anti-Abortion Legislation, Bestselling Author Dr. Michael Youssef Fights to Preserve Human Life

February 22, 2021

ATLANTA — Last week, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed into law a ban on almost all abortions in the state. The South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act is similar to abortion restriction laws that a dozen states have previously passed.

In his newest book,“Hope for This Present Crisis,” which releases on March 2, 2021, Dr. Michael Youssef shares a story about the sacredness of human life – a story that occurred in Northern Iraq involving Iraqi insurgents and American soldiers, individuals who consider themselves battleground enemies:

“Two Iraqi insurgents were placing a roadside bomb, intending to kill American soldiers, when they were fired on by a U.S. Army helicopter. The insurgents were severely wounded but alive. Medevac helicopters flew the injured men to an Army hospital at Camp Speicher, near Tikrit.

“Because of his extensive wounds and massive bleeding, one of the insurgents needed thirty pints of blood. The hospital was low on blood because of recent attacks, which left many soldiers wounded. So the doctors called for volunteer donors. Within minutes, a line of American soldiers formed, all ready to give blood to the enemy. A reporter went to the first soldier in line and asked why he was willing to give blood to an enemy insurgent.

“The soldier replied, ‘A human life is a human life.’”

This story, as told in “Hope for This Present Crisis,” demonstrates the importance of the fight for human life – and its preservation at every level. Dr. Youssef proudly supports Gov. McMaster for signing the bill and making human lives a top priority.

“Every person is made in the image of God,” Dr. Youssef writes. “When a nation abandons God and His law, the next step is utter darkness. But even at this late hour, I believe that there is still hope.” 

Gov. McMaster is among those in our nation who prove that the fight for the preservation of the sanctity of human life will never die among believers in Jesus Christ.

In“Hope for This Present Crisis,” Dr. Michael Youssef provides a diagnosis of the insanity of the current culture and a concise seven-step prescription for restoring sanity to a world gone mad. The new book, which is available to pre-order through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BAM,, and Leading The Way,

Dr. Michael Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States and fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and Fuller Theological Seminary in California, with a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He founded The Church of The Apostles which was the launching pad for Leading The Way’s international ministry. Dr. Youssef has authored more than 40 books, including popular titles like “Jesus, Jihad and Peace” and “Saving Christianity?”  

Dr. Youssef is the host of the popular TV and radio broadcast Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, which airs more than 13,000 times every week across six continents in 26 languages—reaching audiences in nearly every major city in the world. His programs attract tens of millions of viewers weekly in the U.S. on major TV networks, including TBN, Daystar, Fox Business, Lifetime, GOD TV, CTN, NRB TV, and more.

Equipped with a keen understanding of the Bible, the Middle East, sociological trends in the Western world, and popular Christian worldview issues, Dr. Youssef is a sought-after voice whose expertise is regularly requested on both secular and Christian media, including Huckabee, Fox & Friends, Eric Metaxas, The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Christian Post, Fox News, Hannity, Glenn Beck, The 700 Club, and more. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and ten grandchildren.

Hope for This Present Crisis” is published by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House.


To interview Dr. Michael Youssef and to receive a review copy of Hope for This Present Crisis,” contact, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.